Friday 9 March 2012

Needlework Days - My cross stitch sampler

I spotted a post this week by Feisty Tapas about her love of cross stitch. She has started a new link up for people to share their needlework projects, and I thought that I would join in this month as I'm very proud of mine. I started doing cross stitch when I was quite young - certainly pre-teen - although I've picked it up and put it down again over the years. That's the good thing about cross stitch, you can pick it up no matter where or how long ago you left it off. I posted recently about my current work in progress that I expect to last me a good few years yet, so now I'm going to show off the sampler that I completed a few years ago.

Cross stitch sampler DMC

It was made from a DMC kit, but I sold the original pattern and I can't find it to purchase online, so it looks as though it is no longer available. It's a shame, as I think that it's a lovely sampler. It's a traditional sampler, the text reads "East or West, home is best" and it features a house, which I always like.


  1. been looking about...can't comment on everything but seen lots I like!

    Thanks for sharing.

    N x

  2. I've been meaning to put some cross-stitch on my blog, but just don't seem to get the time for everything I'd like to blog about. I too started in my pre-teens at cross-stitching, and have done quite a lot over the years. Currently working on a DMC bag with cherry tree design, but it's taking ages. Totally agree that you can put it down and come back to it easily even quite a while later. You've inspired me to carry on and try and finish it soon :) Thank you!

    1. Glad I've inspired you! I've been inspired too since I saw the post by Feisty Tapas, I've been working a lot on my current project lately.